• You Can Help!

    One Immigration Lawyer for 17 Mountain Counties

    Pisgah Legal Services is being flooded with calls by worried immigrants and their families who are concerned about changing immigration policy. A generous donor has issued a $20,000 challenge grant to help meet demand.

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  • Celebrate with us!

    Join Us for Jazz for Justice!

    Don’t miss this evening of gourmet food, drinks and cocktails, and live music from The Rich Willey Jazz Band as we celebrate our amazing supporters and their stalwart leadership. This year we’ll be honoring Russell Shuler, Tom Siekman, and Bernice and Arnold Green. 

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  • Serving Low-Income People Across WNC

    New Office Open in Madison County

    Pisgah Legal Services opens a new office in Marshall to serve folks in Madison County. Read about it in this news article.

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  • Legal Aid Critical for Homeless Vets

    According to a new study from the Department of Veterans Affairs, at least five out of the top 10 problems leading to homelessness among veterans cannot be solved without legal help. Read about it in The Washington Post.

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Who We Are

Who We Are

We are a nonprofit that provides free civil legal aid to the most vulnerable people in WNC: disadvantaged children, seniors, at risk families & domestic violence victims.


Donate Now

Donate Now

Make a tax-deductible contribution to Pisgah Legal Services and know that your donation is going to help local people right here in our mountains.




We need you! Whether you are a lawyer or a member of the community who wants to give back, there are many different ways that you can get involved.


Our Impact on Western North Carolina



people from across the mountains helped by Pisgah Legal in 2016



million secured in quantifiable benefits for our clients in 2016



local attorneys volunteer their services to assist PLS clients



victims of domestic violence and their children helped in 2016

We are Pisgah Legal Services

Pat & Phil Smith

Pat and Phil are Co-Chairs of the PLS Endowment Campaign. Phil is an attorney with The Van Winkle Law Firm, and Pat is the retired executive director of CFWNC.

Joanne Gaylord

Joanne's friendly face is often the first folks see as they enter the Asheville office. She has been Pisgah Legal's receptionist for 15 years.

Lyn & Tom Leslie

Lyn & Tom are long-time supporters of Pisgah Legal Services and owners of Leslie and Associates. They are lead supporters of The Children's Law Project.

Russell Shuler

Russell is an advertising veteran, with 30+ years experience as an art/creative director. He uses his creative expertise to help raise funds for Pisgah Legal.

John Noor

John is an attorney at Roberts & Stevens who also volunteers pro bono as a MAVL attorney with Pisgah Legal, helping survivors escape domestic violence.

Latest News & Events

Health Care Reform and Seniors Town Hall

Health Care CPR is pleased to announce their second town hall entitled “Health Care Reform and Seniors” to be held on Wednesday, March 29th from 1pm – 3pm at New Hope Presbyterian Church (3070 Sweeten Creek Road) in South Asheville….


ACA Replacement Would Harm Low-Income People

A rally was held in downtown Asheville on March 7 to draw attention to the pitfalls of the plan that is being considered by Congress to replace the Affordable Care Act. Read about it in the Citizen-Times. Story and photo by Mark Barrett.


“Thank you ACA, you saved my daughter”

About 300 people congregated at Highland Brewing Co. Monday night for a locally-organized town hall meeting to discuss the ACA. Many individuals and families told stories of the impact the ACA has had on them and their families. Pisgah Legal…